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March 11, 2019
Horse Racing
Longines Dubai World Cup 2019

Excitement is building up for the Dubai World Cup, which will take place on March 30, 2019 at the Meydan Racecourse! Longines is delighted to be once again the Official Timekeeper of this exciting horse racing event, which is shaping up to be one for the ages.

The Dubai World Cup: Horse racing at its finest

Now in its 24th edition, the renowned Dubai World Cup is one of the most anticipated events of the horse racing season, combining outstanding sports performances and unique entertainment, with the participation of world renowned artists, such as Gwen Stefani this year. This prestigious event is the extraordinary conclusion of the Dubai World Cup Carnival, which hosts 10 star-studded meetings from January until the end of March. On March 30, 2019, the Meydan Racecourse of Dubai will be hosting nine races, culminating in the eponymous and exciting Dubai World Cup race.

It only makes sense for Longines to be the Official Partner and Timekeeper of this exciting thoroughbred horse race, as the Swiss brand has been sharing its undiminished passion for equestrian sports for over 140 years, since the launch of an elegant chronograph engraved with a jockey and its mount. Ever since then, the Swiss watchmaker has been a partner of equestrian sports, in horse racing, show jumping, endurance, eventing, driving and dressage at an international level.

9 exciting horse races in 1 thrilling day

The Dubai World Cup will take place on Saturday, March 30, 2019. The Meydan Racecourse will be packed with anticipation for the nine races taking place that day, including the Dubai World Cup race, the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, the Dubai Turf and Dubai Golden Shaheen races. Racing fans are sure to enjoy an action-packed day, as well as the style of the distinguished attendees, the most elegant of whom will be rewarded with a beautiful Longines timepiece!

As a true symbol of both elegance and extreme performance, the 2019 Dubai World Cup race will once again prove to be a must-attend for all those who love exciting horse racing action and excitement! With a purse of twelve million USD, the crowd will follow attentively to witness the successor to last year’s winner, Thunder Snow, and its jockey, Christophe Soumillon.

Horse racing fans will of course be awaiting the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic race with bated breath. The group 1 race, open to thoroughbreds, is run over approximately 2,400 meters. Who will follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Hawkbill, and its jockey William Buick, triple winner of the Longines Dubai Sheema Classic?

Discover the Longines Conquest V.H.P.

For the occasion, Longines is proud to present the Official Watch of the event, the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” model. This timepiece represents a new achievement in the field of quartz, combining great precision, high technicality and a sporty look, marked by the brand’s unique elegance.

The Conquest V.H.P. is equipped with an exclusive movement renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. These attractive features are likely responsible for its exceptional movement status, to which a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar must be added. In the true essence of Conquest, the ultimate sports line, this exceptional timepiece brings together high technicality and dynamic aesthetic. The Conquest V.H.P. has thus positioned itself as the standard-bearer of extreme precision.


 

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Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano; Horse Racing; 2019;
March 10, 2019
Horse Racing
Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano 2019

On Sunday, as the Official Partner of the Organización Latinoamericana de Fomento del Pura Sangre de Carrera (OSAF), Longines was proud to time all the races of the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano in Santiago (Chile). Ya Primo ridden by Jeremy Laprida won the highlight race of the 2019 Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano. The 2019 Longines Cup Carlos Campino was claimed by Bernardo León on Lluvia de Plata. In keeping with the brand’s motto ‘Elegance is an Attitude’, Longines also hosted its famous Longines Prize for Elegance, celebrating individual expressions of elegance, and rewarding a Gentleman and a Lady from the public with a Longines timepiece.

 

The spectators attending this much-anticipated racing rendezvous had the opportunity to discover the Official Watch of the event: a sporty model from the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection. This watch represents the ultimate step in quartz precision wristwatches, featuring timekeeping technology pioneered by the Swiss watch brand. The movement of the Conquest V.H.P. is renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds/year), and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. This Longines watch’s attractive features are further complemented by its superior battery life and a perpetual calendar.

 

The Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano is an itinerant competition set up by the OSAF every year in a different Latin American country. In addition of being its Title Partner, Longines is proud to be the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of this event, considered the most important international Group 1 horse race of the subcontinent. In 2020, the Longines Gran Premio Latinoamericano will take place in Argentina.

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HH the Amir The Trophy presented by Longines; Horse Racing; 2019
February 23, 2019
Horse Racing
2019 HH the Amir The Trophy presented by Longines

As part of its partnership with the Qatar Racing Equestrian Club, Longines was proud to be the Presenting Partner of the much-anticipated HH the Amir’s Trophy, which took place on the last day of the HH The Amir’s Sword Festival, held from February 21-23.

The Swiss watch brand was proud to reward the winning team of HH the Amir The Trophy presented by Longines – claimed by French King, trained in France by Henri-Alex Pantall for HH Sheikh Abdullah Bin Khalifa Al Thani and ridden by Olivier Peslier – with elegant Longines timepieces.

The Official Watch of the Festival was a model from the Conquest V.H.P. “Very High Precision” collection, featuring a blue dial. Equipped with an exclusive movement renowned for its high degree of precision for an analog watch (± 5 seconds/year) and its ability to reset its hands after an impact or exposure to a magnetic field. These attractive features are completed by a very long battery life and a perpetual calendar. This model is mounted on a blue rubber strap.
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White Turf - 3rd Raceday; Horse Racing; 2019
February 17, 2019
Horse Racing
White Turf - 3rd Raceday

After three Sundays of breathtaking races, the Longines 80. Grosser Preis von St. Moritz saw the victory of Kieren Fox on Berrahri, followed by Eddy Hardouin on Jungleboogie and Kieran O'Neill on Nimrod. With its CHF 111’111 prizemoney, this race was the highest endowed in Switzerland. Longines was proud to be once again the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch.

 

After these three Sunday races, Longines honored Dennis Schiergen, the best jockey of the competition, with the “Longines Jockey Silver Trophy”.

 

Since 1907, the annual White Turf St. Moritz event takes place on the frozen lake of the Graubünden renowned tourist resort during three Sundays in February. Attracting more than 30,000 visitors yearly, it is considered as one of the sporting and social highlight in the winter calendar. This year, the event celebrates its 80th Grosser Preis von St. Moritz and takes place on February 3, 10 and 17.

 

The links between the Swiss watch brand and St. Moritz date back over a century. Indeed, in 1894, Longines sent two chronographs fitted with a proprietary hand-wound movement to the famous town in the Engadin valley. This marked the start of regular partnerships for timekeeping activities, particularly for alpine skiing, gymnastics and horse racing events.

 

Since 2015, Longines is the Official Partner and Watch of St. Moritz. In the context of this partnership, the Tourist Office, the Swiss Ski School and the ski lifts of the glamorous alpine destination are featuring the colours of our brand.

 

The Official Watch of the event is an elegant model from the Record collection that features a mother-of-pearl dial and is set with diamonds. The Record range combines classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. Each of its calibers includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

 

Longines has been associated with the equestrian world since its inception. The oldest known Longines watch decorated with equestrian motifs dates from 1869, and ushered in a handsome series of equestrian-themed pocket watches. The brand’s early ties with horses encouraged the watchmakers of Saint-Imier to pursue advances in sports timekeeping for equestrian competitions. In 1878, the winged hourglass brand developed its first chronograph movement, the legendary 20H. Today, Longines is passionately committed to the equestrian world and its various disciplines.

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White Turf - 2nd Raceday; Horse Racing; 2019
February 10, 2019
Horse Racing
White Turf - 2nd Raceday

On 10 February Longines timed the victory of Dennis Schiergen and Berrahri at the Longines Grand Prix during the second Sunday of the White Turf St. Moritz, for which the watchmaker has the honor of being the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch. The Grand Prix Longines is a preparatory race for the Longines 80. Grosser Preis von St. Moritz to be held on 17th February.

 

Since 1907, the annual White Turf St. Moritz event takes place on the frozen lake of the Graubünden renowned tourist resort during three Sundays in February. Attracting more than 30,000 visitors yearly, it is considered as the sporting and social highlight in the Engadine winter calendar. This year, the event celebrates its 80th Grosser Preis von St. Moritz and takes place on February 3, 10 and 17.

 

The Official Watch of the event is an elegant model from the Record collection. This range combines classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. Each of its calibers includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

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White Turf - 1st Raceday; Horse Racing; 2019
February 03, 2019
Horse Racing
Longines proudly timed the first Sunday race of the White Turf St. Moritz

The Swiss watchmaker Longines was delighted to time the first Sunday race of the White Turf St. Moritz, for which the brand is Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch. As part of its partnership with the St. Moritz Racing Association, Longines was also the Title Partner of the featured horse race of the day: the Grand Prix Longines, which is a preparatory race for the Longines 80. Grosser Preis von St. Moritz to be held on 17th February.

 

New Agenda ridden by Schiergen Dennis won the Grand Prix Longines, ahead of Fiesta ridden by Bürgin Tim and Berrahri led by Lingg Raphael.

 

Since 1907, the annual White Turf St. Moritz event takes place on the frozen lake of the Graubünden renowned tourist resort during three Sundays in February. Attracting more than 30,000 visitors yearly, it is considered as one of the sporting and social highlight in the winter calendar. This year, the event celebrates its 80th Grosser Preis von St. Moritz and takes place on February 3, 10 and 17.

 

The Official Watch of the event is an elegant model from the Record collection. This range combines classic elegance and excellence, aspiring to become the spearheads of the brand. Each of its calibers includes a single-crystal silicon balance spring with unique properties and is certified as a “chronometer” by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

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